The Highest Honor … November 17, 2018

Do you know what is considered the highest civilian award in the United States? It’s the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Sitting presidents give this

How Do Interesting Ideas Begin? November 9, 2018

With a single step! This week, Todd Bol, the founder of the Little Free Library, died. His journey creating an organization that built tens of thousan

A Princess Picks Love Over Title November 2, 2018

Last summer, we reported that Princess Mako of Japan announced her engagement. While that’s news in and of itself, it was the tradition behind the e

Take A Walk, Find A Sword? October 26, 2018

Earlier this summer when eight-year-old Saga Vanecek was splashing in the waters of a southern Swedish lake, she was hoping to find respite from the h

The Man Behind The Puppets October 26, 2018

Remember Big Bird, the big yellow bird who lives on Sesame Street, and Oscar the Grouch, the green monster who lives in a garbage can on that same str

A Royal Announcement October 19, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II has had a busy year. First it was the birth of Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Then there was t

Red Phone Booths: Icons Or Eyesores? October 5, 2018

Ask anyone to name an iconic image of London, England, and they might say Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, or the red phone booth. A relic of the past, the

A Refugee Story June 19, 2018

This year, for World Refugee Day, we are sharing perspectives from people who have seen the refugee crisis up close. One of them is Jyoti Gurung, a re

More Than A Chef June 15, 2018

The world of food lost an important voice this month. Anthony Bourdain, a celebrity chef, author, food documentarian, and TV personality, died in Fran

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